Academy First Team held at Armadale

NPL 2021 - Armadale v Glory - Joseph Forde on the ball

The PGFC Academy First Team created the better chances but were unable to find a way through a resolute Armadale SC defence as the two sides battled out a 0-0 draw at Alfred Skeet Reserve in Saturday’s NPL WA clash.

The visitors could have taken the lead as early as the third minute, Ciaran Bramwell racing clear on goal only to drag his shot wide of the post and Aidan Edwards was also unable to hit the target from a similar position, the lively midfield blazing over having capitalised upon a slip from Ryan McEvoy.

In between those chances, however, Glory were grateful to Cameron Cook who made an outstanding block from Vladimir Naumovski’s point-blank header.

Charlie Leech was just unable to steer the ball home as Glory duly continued to probe away and the striker had a penalty appeal turned down early in the second half after his strike appeared to strike the hand of an Armadale defender.

Edwards was next to go close for the visitors as his effort was cleared off the line and from the ensuing corner, a fine save was required from home ‘keeper Yousri Gharsallah to keep out Jack Andrews’ header.

Ruben Zadkovich’s side pressed right until the final whistle but were ultimately unable to secure the victory which would have moved them to within four points of the top four.

In the day’s other games, meanwhile, the Under-18s and Under-20s both secured maximum points courtesy of respective 1-0 and 7-1 victories.

Those results leave the Under-18s in fourth spot and the Under-20s in third.

All three teams return to NPL WA action on Saturday (26 June) away at Floreat Athena with the Under-18s getting underway at 11am, followed by the Under-20s at 1pm and the First Team at 3pm.

Match Details

Armadale SC 0-0 PGFC Academy First Team

Half-time: 0-0

Alfred Skeet Reserve

Referee: Shane Skinner

PGFC Academy First Team: 30.Cameron COOK (GK), 2.Jack ANDREWS (16.Andrew MARANTA 80′), 3.Aidan COYNE, 4.Jacob MUIR, 5.Joseph FORDE, 6.Chris DONNELL, 7.Charlie LEECH, 8.Aidan EDWARDS (15.Mason TATAFU 80′), 9.Ciaran BRAMWELL (17.Christian BELLADONNA 77′), 10.Giordano COLLI (c), 11.Adam ZIMARINO (14.Josh ANASMO 62′)

Substitutes not used: 1.Casey ROBERTSON (GK)

Yellow Cards: None

Red Cards: None

Armadale SC: 55.Yousri GHARSALLAH (GK), 4.Nathan COSTELLO, 8.Brian PATTERSON (c), 10.Isaac KOOMSON (17.Peier JACOBSZ 77′), 11.Chad NILSON, 13.Filippo GIOFFRE, 15.Cherno BAH (20.Adriano JELENOVIC 72′), 18.Kevin ASHWOOD, 19.Vladimir NAUMOVSKI, 22.Ryan MCEVOY, 23.Friday ZICO, 

Substitutes not used: 5.Eddie GARRIDO, 9.Angel ANDRES DIAZ, 90.Michael CRAGGS

Yellow Cards: Gioffre, Ashwood, Patterson, Jelenovic

Red Cards: None

(picture courtesy of Tom McCarthy)